Grovlam (4220) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2009
Draught. Large creamy brown head that really lasted. Pitch black color. Good display of lacework. Roasted malt, liquorish, mild fruit, coffee, chocolate. Over the palate came strong bitter notes of burned malt, coffee, chocolate and some underlying floral notes. Full bodied with an average carbonation, thick mild alcohol texture. Heavy bitter and sweet flavor. Lingering burned malty finish. sunevdj (4084) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2009
On tap at the release. Pours an opaque black with a brown head. Smells of vanilla with a hint of alcohol. Strong hoppy aromas. Also aromas of dark chocolate and roasted malts. Sweet and slightly sticky mouthfeel. First sample was flowing thick as buttermilk second was a bit more towards normal full bodied beer flow. Long chocolaty and bitter finish. GOOD job guys! charlotte (5353) - rødovre, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2009
Pitch black colour with small beige head.Aroma of rosted malt chocolate and coffee.Flavor of wood and and licorice,well balanced with mild bitter finish. Defreni (3153) - Husum, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2009
Fad: Kulsort øl med et fast lille skum. Kæmpeduft af brændt malt, humle og en smule sukker. Smagen er stor og fylder helt ud i mundhulen, men er en tand for bitter. Dette ville virkelig være helt deroppe hvis det ikke var for denne lille smule ubalanceret bitterhed. Fadlagringen er desværre også druknet i denne bitterhed, men med 4 måneder til på egetræ, og så ville vi potentielt have en 5, hvis det bare kunne afbalancere denne satans bitterhed. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2009
Draught at Nørrebro Bryghus - launchday. Black - brown head. Chocolate, sharpness, high malty, burned, roasted, coffee, nice hoppy, dark fruits, grass, light woody notes, sweetness, brown sugar. Bitter light alcoholic finish. Nice balanced and pleasant.
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - JAN 11, 2009
Draft from the pub. Very dark brown with a beautiful dark brown foamy head. The first thing that comes to mind in the aroma is roasted malts, and lots of it, giving it complex notes of coffee and raw chocolate. Along with the roasted notes comes some sweeter tones of honey and vanilla, though very subdued compared to the roasted part. The texture is very very sticky (especially if you get some on your hands) but apart from the stickyness it feels smooth and not too heavy (might be bacause of the cold temperature it was served at). Flavor hold lots of overwhelming bitter roasted notes along with sweet candy and brown suger with an extemly long lingering roasted bitter aftertaste. The alchohol is really well implemented (hidden) and yet theres no doubt its a high abv beer. faroeviking (10842) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 9, 2009
Handbottled, thanks a bunch Pinball! Bitch pitch black colour. Lovely roasty very dark fruity aroma. Great thick filling lovely mouthfeel. The flavour is soo good with very roasty malt, coffee, good bitterness, pleasant dark fruits, chocolate buenísíma, soft liquorice and alcohol in a good way indeed. Home sweet home indeed, home run. joergen (27983) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2009
Draught at the brewpub.
Pitch black coloured with a meidum sized beige head.
Roasted aroma of dried fruits and chocolate with notes of hops.
Roasted flavour of chocolate and coffee with notes of dried fruits, hops and alcohol.
Dry roasted and hoppy finish with some wamth from the alcohol. Pinball (12061) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2009
draft at NB
appears pitch dark, with a small fine brown head.
aroma is sweet, with tones of roasted stuff, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, loads of other aromas i can’t take apart. very complex and seems to be quite balanced too. 7
mouthfeel is THICK. this can be eaten as a dessert with a spoon. great palate. flavor starts out well balanced mild, but as the brew gets farther back in the mouth you get an assault of flavors and bitterness, coffee, roasted stuff, dark chocolate. aftertaste lingers for very long, and gains strength even after you’ve finished the sample. this is quite extreme. i can’t wait to find out how the barrelled versions will taste.
yespr (44807) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2009 From tap at the brewpub. Pours deep dark brown to black with a huge, creamy and dense dark chocolate brown head. Smooth roasted malt aroma, chocolate and bit of marmelade hoppy accents. Minor alcohol presence in the nose too, becomes more apparent as the beer heats up. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel, thick and fullbodied. Light acidic roasted malt flavour initially. Solid roasted malt and chocolate following with a nice hoppy fruity accent and solid bitterness into the finish. Has a mild sweetness to just balance the bitterness and solid rosted malt flavours. Smooth finish with a slowly building hardroasted and lasting acidity. In addition there is a slowly building dextrose feeling yet with the bitterness as a solid counterbalance. Lasting malty and chocolate finish that just keeps lingering for eternity. Very far finish has a light fruity hops accent which kept growing in the minutes following finishing the beer. Full of layers and complexity yet not impossible to approach.